Category Archives: North America

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Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, Orlando, FL, June, 2018

As I mentioned in a previous post, I visit Orlando, Florida every year or two to attend Photoshop World and learn about the latest and greatest in taking and processing digital images. Perhaps more importantly, […]

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Norman’s, Orlando, Florida, June, 2018

Every year a few million folks go to Orlando to visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and Sea World. I go every year or two for Photoshop World and the food, not necessarily in that order. Photoshop […]

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The Southerner, Saugatuck, MI, April, 2018

Let me cut right to the chase on this one. Take a look at this image: Does the sight of a plate of perfectly cooked fried chicken (spicy on the left, regular on the right) […]

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Bar Boulud, New York, November 2017

I spent a few days just before Thanksgiving on a family visit to New York City. Not everyone in my family is a foodie, so 3-hour meals at 3-Michelin Star restaurants were not an option. […]

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Central Park Boathouse Restaurant, NYC, November 2017

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through New York City’s Central Park that I shared with you in my previous blog post. We ended the day having a late lunch at the restaurant in the Loeb […]

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Empire Steakhouse, New York, November 2017

New York. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. When people around the world think of a city in the United States it will very likely be NYC. Most foreigners visiting the US want […]

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Lawry’s, Chicago, November 2017

No time to read this blog post all the way through? Fine. Here is the bottom line:  If you want a classic, perfectly prepared Prime Rib dinner with a salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, Yorkshire […]

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Eddie Merlot’s, Lincolnshire, IL, Sept., 2017

You might not believe it, given all the restaurant reviews I write, but I love to cook. During the week, when I am at home in the Chicago suburbs, I cook almost every day. Valeria […]

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Pinstripes, Chicago, July 4, 2017

Last month I wrote a review of dinner at Pinstripes, a restaurant that features food, bowling and bocce at 7 locations, mostly around Chicago. The review was a mixed bag—some pretty good dishes, some not […]

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Urban Farmer, Portland Oregon, June, 2017

After a weekend of photography in the Alford dessert in the far southeast corner of Oregon, I returned to Portland to overnight before flying home the next day. I have not spent a lot of […]

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